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You may be disappointed if you fail,
by Beverly Sills

You may be disappointed if you fail,
but you are doomed if you don't try.
- Beverly Sills

Related topics: Positive Inspirational Motivational

In youth we run into difficulties.
In old age difficulties run into us.
- Beverly Sills

A happy woman is one who has no cares at all;
a cheerful woman is one who has cares but doesn't let them get her down.
- Beverly Sills

I lived through the garbage.
I might as well dine on the caviar.
- Beverly Sills

 

There is a growing strength in women but it's in the forehead,
not the forearm.
- Beverly Sills

Christians should never fail to sense the operation of an angelic glory.
It forever eclipses the world of demonic powers,
as the sun does a candle's light.
- Beverly Sills

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
- Beverly Sills

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My voice had a long, nonstop career.
It deserves to be put to bed with quiet and dignity,
not yanked out every once in a while to see if it can
still do what it used to do.
It can't.
- Beverly Sills

Attachment to spiritual things is...
just as much an attachment as inordinate love of anything else.
- Beverly Sills

Art is the signature of civilizations.
- Beverly Sills

I've always tried to go a step past wherever people expected me to end up.
- Beverly Sills

You don't always get what you ask for,
but you never get what you don't ask for...
unless it's contagious!
- Beverly Sills

Anger begins with folly, and ends with repentance.
- Beverly Sills

A primary function of art and thought is to liberate
the individual from the tyranny of his culture in the
environmental sense and to permit him to stand beyond
it in an autonomy of perception and judgment.
- Beverly Sills

My dear brothers, take note of this:
Everyone should be quick to listen,
slow to speak and slow to become angry,
for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.
- Beverly Sills

Everything you need you already have.
You are complete right now, you are a whole,
total person, not an apprentice person on the way to someplace else.
Your completeness must be understood by you and experienced
in your thoughts as your own personal reality.
- Beverly Sills

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
- Joseph Campbell

Would you rather be right or happy?
- A Course in Miracles

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
- Confucius

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon


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